Regents Professor Julia Annas has been invited to give the Dewey Lecture at the 86th Annual Meeting  of the American Philosophical Association Pacific Division, April 4-7, 2012, in Seattle.  Her talk "The Philosopher's Path" will provide "personal reflection on a lifetime of work as a teacher and scholar." 

Julia will also take part in an Author-Meets-Critics session focused on her latest book Intelligent Virtue (Oxford 2011).


Post date: Mon, 04/02/2012 - 16:40

Professor Uriah Kriegel published his Sources of Intentionality with Oxford University Press in August 2011, in which he weighs the relative virtues of higher-order tracking and adverbial theories of experiential intentionality, and defends an interpretivist account of non-experiential intentionality. 

To hear an interview with the author on his new book, please go to... Read more

Post date: Tue, 03/20/2012 - 10:29

Dr. Orlin Vakarelov, 2011 graduate of the Philosophy Department, was awarded a 2012 ACLS (American Council of Learned Societies) New Faculty Fellowship.

The New Faculty Fellows program allows recent Ph.D.s in the humanities to take up two-year positions at university and colleges across the United States where their particular research and teaching expertise augment departmental offerings.

Post date: Thu, 01/26/2012 - 10:17


The UA Philosophy Department is pleased to present the Spring 2012 Philosophy Colloquium Series featuring the following prominent speakers:

Friday, January 20, 3-5pm
MARK BALAGUER, Professor of Philosophy, California State University, Los Angeles
"Free Will as a Case Study in What Conceptual Analysis Is, Why It's Mostly (if not Entirely) Empirical, and What's Wrong with the Canberra Plan"

Friday, January 27, 3-5pm, Social Sciences 206

Post date: Thu, 01/12/2012 - 18:43

Professors Mark Timmons and Terry Horgan have been awarded a major research grant by the John Templeton Foundation in support of their project, “Illuminating Reasons: An Essay in Moral Phenomenology.”

This joint project, commencing in Fall 2012 and ending by Fall 2014, will result in an original scholarly book by Mark and Terry on moral phenomenology and an international conference here on campus on the same topic.

Post date: Tue, 11/29/2011 - 13:47

Princeton University has recognized Richard A. Healey’s distinguished research program by designating him as Class of 1932 Fellow of Princeton’s Humanities Council and Department of Philosophy.  Richard will hold this prestigious fellowship in Fall 2012, when he will be in residence at Princeton while continuing his research and teaching one seminar.

Post date: Fri, 11/18/2011 - 13:49


Doctoral candidate Victor Kumar was honored by the Society for Philosophy and Psychology with the 2011 Wiliam James Prize for the best graduate student paper presented at the Society's annual meeting this past July.  Victor's paper, co-authored with Richmond Campbell, is titled "On the Normative Significance of Moral Psychology."

Post date: Tue, 09/06/2011 - 10:16

Professor Jenann Ismael has been invited to participate in the third annual “Experimental Side of Modeling” workshop at San Francisco State University, September 16-17, 2011.  Other speakers include Ronald Giere (U Minnesota), Deborah Mayo (Virginia Tech), Paul Teller (UC Davis), Eric Winsberg (U South Florida), and Alison Wylie (U Washington). A special joint symposium with the Bay Area Feminism and Philosophy Group (BayFAP) will also be conducted.  The workshop webpage, program, and... Read more

Post date: Fri, 08/12/2011 - 08:46

Professor Shaun Nichols has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute Grant to stage an institute on “Experimental Philosophy” on campus in Summer 2012. Professor Ron Mallon of Washington University will co-direct the institute, which will also involve contributions by 13 distinguished consulting faculty from major universities.

The Institute will attract 25 faculty from institutions across the country to study recent developments in the new field of “... Read more

Post date: Wed, 08/10/2011 - 14:50


The Philosophy Department is pleased and proud to welcome Professor Jonathan Weinberg to the faculty effective in Fall 2011. Professor Weinberg joins us from Indiana University, where he distinguished himself for his research and teaching in the philosophy of mind and cognitive science, epistemology, and aesthetics. A leader in experimental philosophy, Professor Weinberg directs the Experimental Epistemology Laboratory, which investigates the psychological bases of the... Read more

Post date: Tue, 06/28/2011 - 14:59


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